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by Lez0
November 28th, 2022, 2:34 am
Forum: Slicers and CAD Software
Topic: FreeCad export to .stl files hugely different file sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: FreeCad export to .stl files hugely different file sizes

OK, I've had a look at the files, as I'm no expert on Freecad I can only make my observations.
One of the faces has more details in it the the other, see the face with one if the facets highlighted in green:
LH-file
LH-file
Lez
by Lez0
November 28th, 2022, 2:18 am
Forum: Slicers and CAD Software
Topic: FreeCad export to .stl files hugely different file sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: FreeCad export to .stl files hugely different file sizes

I have Freecad on my PC, I'll have a look at it today.
Les
by Lez0
November 1st, 2022, 3:00 am
Forum: Resin 3D Printers
Topic: Prints sticking exclusively to center area of FEP
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Prints sticking exclusively to center area of FEP

I saw a post somewhere that you can test the LCD screen to make sure it's working OK, If I remember it makes the whole screen light up so you can see if there are any areas missing. If I can find out any more I'll post it here.
Les
by Lez0
October 24th, 2022, 7:17 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Greetings. Day 1. Looking for guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Greetings. Day 1. Looking for guidance

Another thing to consider is, do you want to just print, or do you want to work on the printer adding and improving. I want a printer to just print after I built my first one that took quite a while. You have the likes of LePaul who is a bit of a nerd and likes to work on 3D printers, no offence LeP...
by Lez0
October 19th, 2022, 5:17 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Jagged lines on first layer yet print come out perfect
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Jagged lines on first layer yet print come out perfect

Is the first layer at 0.3mm too high?
by Lez0
October 19th, 2022, 4:20 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Important Safety article on 3D Printing
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Important Safety article on 3D Printing

Is nothing safe.
Just when you are enjoying something they come along and spoil it. :-x
by Lez0
October 19th, 2022, 4:06 am
Forum: Filament and printing material
Topic: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed

Thanks LePaul
by Lez0
October 17th, 2022, 2:07 am
Forum: Resin 3D Printers
Topic: FEP contact area versus model thickness to avoid breakage
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: FEP contact area versus model thickness to avoid breakage

Hi and welcome to 3D resin printing. There are a few guidelines you need to know. Supports, I always let the software generate supports then I add more is areas I think are needed. If you plan on putting the part flat on the buildplate make sure it doesn't have a cavity that has trapped resin as the...
by Lez0
October 16th, 2022, 10:44 am
Forum: Filament and printing material
Topic: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed

Hi
As I said in my original post, I used a new roll of the same make and colour and it printed no problem, it stuck really well, in fact I had to use a knife to get it off the bed.
by Lez0
October 15th, 2022, 2:04 am
Forum: Filament and printing material
Topic: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed

I did try and clean it with IPA but the old filament didn't stick, really odd!
Usually I have the problem of getting the part off the bed, and never any problem with it sticking.
Lez
by Lez0
October 15th, 2022, 2:00 am
Forum: Resin 3D Printers
Topic: Smooth curve not facets - Anycubic photon workshop slicer
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Smooth curve not facets - Anycubic photon workshop slicer

Solidworks can export just about any format you can think of. For 3D printing you have amf 3mf & stl, I've tried all 3 with the slicer software, they all seem to give the same results as far as facets go.
Les
by Lez0
October 13th, 2022, 6:47 am
Forum: Resin 3D Printers
Topic: Smooth curve not facets - Anycubic photon workshop slicer
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Smooth curve not facets - Anycubic photon workshop slicer

You're welcome.
I've never used step format for slicer software.
Good luck with the printing.
by Lez0
October 13th, 2022, 2:49 am
Forum: Filament and printing material
Topic: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed

Hi Filament was good, I tested it by trying to break it, but it bent, so not brittle. I keep all my filaments well wrapped up and if they are brittle I bin them. I use a vinyl cover for the bed, it normally works very well as I normally have the problem of getting the parts off the bed, I have to us...
by Lez0
October 13th, 2022, 2:42 am
Forum: Resin 3D Printers
Topic: Smooth curve not facets - Anycubic photon workshop slicer
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Smooth curve not facets - Anycubic photon workshop slicer

Hi Well I have imported your stl file into Cura. I also imported the step file into Solidworks then exported an stl file. I then exported an stl file from FreeCad. When I imported all of these files into Cura they looked good with very very small facets. One thing I did notice when I imported the st...
by Lez0
October 12th, 2022, 5:56 am
Forum: Filament and printing material
Topic: Old PLA filament not sticking to bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Old PLA filament not sticking to bed

Hi everybody. This is a new one. I was doing a simple print, a disc 1g of filament. I thought it was a good way to use up some old filament as the colour didn't matter. The first print was a blob of plastic stuck to the nozzle. After 3 more failed attempts to print, re-leveling the bed, cleaning wit...

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